I grew up living just 4 hours away from Glacier National Park. Oddly enough it was not until I was an adult that I got the chance to visit the park. Once I did visit Glacier… Well let’s just say I have been back almost every year for the past 5 years.
I have visited the park during the months of May, July and August. Each month has it’s benefits as well as a few things to be aware of:
May can give you a great opportunity to see the park with less visitors and lodging prices being lower. May does have it’s challenges, however. The Going To The Sun Road will most likely be closed due to snow. Parts of the road are open year round, so you will be able to view some of the road. Check out where the snow plows are and how far you can drive on the road at the NPS site.
July is a hot month but you will most likely be granted some beautiful days of sunshine. Drawbacks? Not much other than the other tourists also enjoy beautiful days of sunshine.
August is much like July weather-wise and tourist-wise. If you want to ensure that the Going to the Sun road is completely open I recommend August as it will most likely be open by then. The road was still mostly closed during my July visit due to snow!
Glacier National Park never disappoints, whether the sun is shining or dramatic clouds are hanging overhead.
Below are some photos from my trips to Glacier National Park!